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September 14, 2011

Visions of Vancouver has come with an interesting and exciting set of challenges for our design team. Our set designer had to create a space that would work for each of the four vastly different scripts being performed each night. To keep things moving quickly, and to suit the stripped down look Director Richard Wolfe envisioned, the set pieces had to be minimal, but effective enough to transport the audience to the various settings of the scripts. We also wanted to ensure that the set worked with the performance venue, which is essentially a tv studio. Jergus Oprsal has created a visually...

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September 7, 2011

We're very excited about the artistic and production team collaborating to bring you Visions of Vancouver. We'd like to introduce you to some of our fabulous writers, performers and designers.

Adrienne Wong - Writer

Adrienne Wong creates, performs and produces new work for theatre and radio. Recent projects include producing a series of "podplays" - including writing two - for Neworld Theatre. Podplays are part audio guide / part radio drama, with narratives designed to guide listeners on short walks around the city. Other recent highlights include playing "Smee" in Peter Panties (Neworld...

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July 28, 2011

We had a successful public reading of our brand new Livepod: Visions of Vancouver scripts on Thursday afternoon at the Museum of Vancouver. Thanks to all the folks who came out to hear the plays, the writers (Kevin Loring, Michele Riml & Michael St. John Smith, Dennis Foon and Adrienne Wong) who wrote them and the fine actors (Sarah Afful, Shaker Paleja, Richard Newman, Luc Roderique and Kyra Zagorsky) who brought them to life.  It was a great launch. Thank you Museum of Vancouver.

We’re now looking forward to our next workshop in September and the Livepod: Visions of Vancouver opening...

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July 20, 2011

The world's largest performance design event, The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, finished up on Sunday, June 26th, 2011. During its eleven day run over 40,000 visitors enjoyed exhibitions, installations, lectures and performances at the Veletržní Palace - National Gallery, Prague Crossroads, Piazzetta of the National Theatre and other places around town.

It was a great experience, strongly attended by students and emerging artists as well as more established practitioners. I came away thinking that if these people are the future of theatre, the art form is alive and well...

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July 18, 2011

Pi Theatre invites you to a sneak peek of our upcoming production Livepod - Visions of Vancouver. We'll be holding a public reading of the scripts in progress at the Museum of Vancouver. Admission is by donation to MOV. Come hear these brand new scripts and meet the cast and writers.

July 28th, 1:00 - 3:00pm
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver

Directed by Richard Wolfe
Featuring Sarah AffulLuc RoderiqueRichard NewmanKyra Zagorsky

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June 13, 2011

Last season Pi went global to bring our audiences stories by some of the most exciting international voices in theatre. This year we’re focusing on the local by supporting seven remarkable Canadian playwrights through commissions, presentations, residencies and productions. We’re honored and delighted to be able to share the work of these extraordinary artists with you in our 2011 / 2012 season.

Livepod – Visions of Vancouver
New Plays by Dennis Foon, Kevin Loring, Michele Riml and Michael St. John Smith, and Adrienne Wong
October 5th – 15th, 2011
CBC Studio 700

In the spirit of New York I...

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